I walked around my new campus the other day and was in awe of the buildings. The place was designed to fit in with an industrial waterfront landscape and so was made with all of my favorite architectural elements, large timber beams, corrugated metal, and concrete. I felt right at home being back in art school, and felt instantly that the space easily lends itself to creative thinking, conjuring, formulating and discussing ideas. I am flattered that my class filled up fast and now has a waiting list! I hope I will live up to the hype.
I wrote to a friend yesterday that I feel a bit like a kid in a candy store, there are so many things I want to teach, and talk about. I keep reminding myself to “keep it simple”. It’s just that I loved art school so much and I’m excited to share that with the students. For me it is like going to an amusement park every week, except with a lot of hard work you get to make it exactly as you want it.